BMI Imaging Exhibits At National Association for Court Management (NACM) 2023, Tampa
BMI team visits Tampa for the 2023 National Association for Court Management Conference
Sunnyvale, California – August 9, 2023
The National Association for Court Management (NACM), “for over 40 years … a pioneer in the administration of justice … to improve court management,” hosted court administrators, clerks, staff, special guests, and more in sunny Tampa, FL. Providing educational information through lectures and breakout sessions, NACM continues to drive knowledge in the court industry.
BMI has been working with courts and legal organizations for decades, and has been a multi-year exhibitor at the NACM conferences. With a recent surge of court digitization projects, continuing to attend NACM and be with court decision-makers was a simple decision.
Jim Detrick, VP and Account Executive, says that “working with courts and digitizing the records they maintain is always exciting. The types of records are typically similar – paper case files, microfilm and microfiche records – but how they’re organized and the condition of the records is constantly changing. In a recent project, thousands of microfilm rolls were afflicted with vinegar syndrome, so we had to create a special process to handle those rolls to capture the information before the hard copy was lost.
Partnering with courts for their projects also includes that extra level of security due to the fact that we’re almost always working with criminal records, which puts them in the CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services) category. The way BMI has set up its security protocols and our project methods has allowed us to handle sensitive records like these, which is critical for both us and our clients.”
BMI Imaging Systems (originally Bay Microfilm Incorporated) incorporated in 1958 as a microfilm service bureau, working with County Recorders to archive land records on microfilm. In the early 1960s, services were expanded to include preservation microfilming of the rare books and manuscripts of leading California Universities. A Library Microfilms Division was also established, working with over 200 newspaper publishers to preserve California local history for libraries and archivists. A reputation for service, precision, and reliability led to steady expansion of BMI’s government, education, and commercial clients over the next two decades. By the early 1990’s, the records management industry had entered the digital age and BMI was at the forefront of this evolution. Clients were meeting their electronic document management needs by having BMI digitize their records, with BMI installing and supporting on-site document management software solutions.
Today, BMI’s production capability includes two imaging facilities with a staff of more than 60 technicians. With a focus on quality, accuracy, security, and innovation, BMI provides custom solutions that fit the unique requirements of each of its customers. In addition to providing document/microform imaging and indexing services of the highest standard, BMI offers public tenant, private tenant, and CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services)-compliant community cloud hosting services, enabling secure access to client data via the Web. BMI also provides systems integration services, implementing turnkey document capture, management, and workflow solutions. BMI employs an in-house software development staff, a project management customer support staff, along with IT professionals that support internal and Web hosting operations.